Liverpool are interested in signing Brighton midfielder Alexis Mac Allister, whose father was spotted at Anfield for the Champions League defeat to Real Madrid.
That’s according to FootballTransfers, who claim the Argentine is keen to leave the Seagulls at the end of the season, and the Reds are among a number of clubs looking to land him this summer.
As per the report, the player’s father, Carlos Mac Allister, was in attendance at Anfield when Jurgen Klopp’s side were battered 5-2 by Los Blancos.
Interestingly, he is also the 24-year-old’s agent, and he was accompanied by club officials as their guest.
It is believed Brighton value Mac Allister at around £70m.
Mac Allister’s agent spotted at Liverpool match
Liverpool have previously been linked with Mac Allister’s teammate, Moises Caicedo, but the Ecuadorian proved too expensive for the Merseyside outfit.
Therefore, the fact that the Argentina international is valued at a similar price point, will be concerning for Julian Ward’s recruitment team.
With the Reds so intent on signing Jude Bellingham as a number eight/ten, another hefty fee in a similar position may be out of the question.
Consequently, a player like Caicedo – someone who can play as a six – should be targeted.
Stefan Bajcetic has recently emerged as the side’s up-and-coming defensive midfielder, but he is still only 18 years old, meaning he shouldn’t be playing week-in week-out.
Thus, although Mac Allister has been labelled as an ‘unbelievable’ player by pundit Jamie O’Hara, we’re not necessarily sure he has the profile Klopp really needs.